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Making friends as an international student

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With another round of the semester coming up, it’s that time of the year again to summon our best social-selves and get acquainted with our new classmates.

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Brunch club

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I don’t know about you, but I have this tendency of going into a kind of hibernation during winter. It’s not a hibernation where I spend the winter sleeping (I wish) but instead a kind of unconscious retreating. In the past I’ve noticed that this period is spent doing more deep thinking and reflective work. Maybe it’s the longer nights and the chilly weather which controls this. 

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Reflecting on friendship

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It is important to tell your friends exactly what you love about them.

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Being a better initiator

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I love my friends, but I'm never the one to initiate the plans. I've been trying to think of some ways that could make being a better initiator easier for me…

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Small ways to support friends

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Taking care of ourselves should be among our top priorities, and checking in on our friends can also be pretty important. But sometimes it's hard to know if anything we've done was helpful to them in any way at all.

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Flight of the busy bee

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I thought being as busy as possible was a good thing but lately my friends have made me think otherwise.

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Getting into the festival season

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It is that time of year again and I am so keen for the 'Mad March' season!

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Be there for yourself & others

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So, you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health, and you want to be there for them as much as you can. But you’re not sure what’s the best way to be there for them without burning yourself out. So here are a few tips to make sure you’re looking after yourself as well as you’re the person you’re helping.

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Forming new friendships

Friends playing together

It can be so easy to become content in my own little friendship bubble that I forget all the benefits to meeting new people. 

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Comforting silence

A young woman and three men standing in a field facing the sunset, arms around eachother

As the exhaustion of these final weeks catches up to me, I am starting to appreciate a good long comfortable silence in my friend group.

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